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Fellowship in the Woodlands

Ron-CA Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 1:43 PM
"And except for some basic Bible instruction, no church has had any part in that relationship." That's too bad, considering how many times in the NT we are commended to come together as a body for fellowship
Brian2237 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:27 PM
Yes, and to STUDY to show ourselves approved.
To RIGHTLY divide the Word.
To TEACH thes ethings to faithful men who are able to teach others.

I grieve for you GodsLaws, because you are missing out on a lot.
Illbay Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 2:10 PM
I agree with you. The "I don't need a church to be a Christian" coolness has become stale long since. It's a great example, though, of how modern Christians pick and choose which parts of the Bible they like, and ignore the rest.

Most of America's problems are cultural. Even our economic problems stem from the cultural rejection of personal responsibility and the acceptance of collective responsibility. And none of our problems would be as bad if the church was still shaping the culture instead of merely responding to it. I was reminded of this during my annual holiday trip home to The Woodlands, Texas.

I've attended Christmas Eve services four out of the last six years at the Woodlands Church (formerly Fellowship of the Woodlands), which is a Southern Baptist mega church that keeps its Baptist affiliation well hidden from the general...